Conservatory planning permission information:
Many larger home improvements involve the homeowner or builder having to comply with many types building regulations / codes, but not all lean-to conservatories require planning permission / consent to start the work. However, it is always the best idea to check out your local authority planning permission guidelines, even if you think you don’t need to.
Making sure you check things out beforehand is certain to help you avoid what could easily be an expensive mistake, both in terms of time & money (not to mention the sheer inconvenience) in having to redress any failure to meet the local current building code rules & planning regulations.
Most Porches & Lean to Conservatories don’t need planning permission if they meet a range of pre-set conditions – some basic points are listed here.
BE AWARE: Planning Permission & Building Regulations covered here are not the full & complete list – you really shouldn’t rely on it to make a decision on your lean-to conservatory go to your local authority for an up to date description of all the facts and figures.
Up to date and detailed Planning Information can be found via your local council (web site), or you can visit the UK planning portal by copy & pasting this link into a web browser: www.planningportal.gov.uk
If your conservatory meets (some or all) of the listed points Planning Permission may not be needed.
- Takes up less than 50% of the ground around the original property.
- Is less than 4.0 metres deep and your home is a detached property
- Is less than 3.0 metres deep and your home is a semi-detached property
- Does not face onto a main road (see porches planning)
- Is not on designated land. (Such as areas of outstanding natural beauty a conservation area)
- Under 4.0 metres in height
- Does not have a veranda or raised balcony
There is a good animated guide on the UK Planning portal here: www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/
Building regulations & planning permissions can very often be complex or something easily can be overlooked, each improvement should should be individually assessed. Your installer should be certified to do the relevant work.